A Note from Our Pastor

Ed Cooper

In St. Mark's and the Social Gospel, Ellen Blue captures this pastor's heart and the heart of St. Mark's when she writes--"We are trying to preach the gospel by both word and deed, believing that the latter is as effective as the former." Blue continues with her prophetic summation--"One hundred years later, the proclamation of a saving gospel and the attempt to meet the whole spectrum of human needs remained the methods of choice for the action in the congregation ...On North Rampart Street, the Kingdom of God is as close to hand as it has ever been and as far away." 

Serving as St. Mark's pastor affords me the opportunity to join this community of faith as we commit ourselves to living out, "...God's Kingdom come, God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Not only is St. Mark's committed to bringing the Kingdom close to those who "live with their backs against the wall," but she zealously expresses Kingdom love in the embracing, accepting, and loving of ALL!


As pastor of this incredible church, it fills my heart beyond joy to invite you to join us at St. Mark's - where ALL means ALL! 



Karen Carr

Church Council Chair

"The people who worship here give a whole new meaning to one accord. We are all loving and kind and accepting of one another as we are. We accept everyone just as they are."


Reita Lawrence

Lay Leader

"There are things that are uniquely St. Mark's. People from all walks of life worshipping together is what I imagine the Kingdom of God looks like."


Larry Lydon

Worship Leader

"Praise the LORD.Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.  Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals." Psalms 150

"St. Mark's is a real church, with real people.  I can be myself."

Emma Sopko - Member